Puppy Training & Socialisation

The puppy courses are held at Grafham Water Sailing Club PE28 0BU on Sunday mornings. This is a private club with large park like grounds with plenty of easy parking right next to the training area.  There are no parking charges and it is wheelchair friendly.  There is a fully enclosed field for supervised playtime and recall practice.

 

Puppy 1 Courses Dates for 2020 (for puppies 10-18 weeks old):

  • January course starts 5th Jan 2020, ends on 2nd February - FULL
  • February course starts 9th Feb 2020 and ends on 8th March - 3 places available.
  • March course starts on 15th March 2020 and ends on 12th April - places available.
  • April course starts on 19th April 2020 and ends on 17th May - places available
  • June course starts on 7th June 2020 and ends of 5th July - places available
  • July course starts on 12th July 2020 and ends on the 9th August - places available
  • September course starts on 6th September 2020 and ends on 4th October
  • October course starts on 11th October 2020 and ends on 8th November
  • November course starts on 15th November and ends on 13th December

Puppy 2 Courses Dates for 2020 (for Puppy 1 graduates => 18 weeks old):

  • January course starts 5th Jan 2020, ends on 2nd February - FULL
  • February course starts 9th Feb 2020 and ends on 8th March - 4 places available.
  • March course starts on 15th March 2020 and ends on 12th April - places available.
  • April course starts on 19th April 2020 and ends on 17th May - places available
  • June course starts on 7th June 2020 and ends of 5th July - places available
  • July course starts on 12th July 2020 and ends on the 9th August - places available
  • September course starts on 6th September 2020 and ends on 4th October
  • October course starts on 11th October 2020 and ends on 8th November
  • November course starts on 15th November and ends on 13th December

Early booking always advisable as these courses are very popular.

The course fee is £60.00 for five weeks.

Full vaccination required as we train in the best place - the great outdoors!

Scroll down for more information and you can enrol online - just fill in the enrolment form and then checkout then you're all set.  We will send you full joining instructions, what to bring etc. by return! :-)

 


Puppy training is really fun, and make no mistake - puppies are super-malleable and learn very quickly.  The socialisation clock is ticking though… the human socialisation window for puppies is 0 - 12 weeks and the canine socialisation window is 0 - 16 weeks.

 

The time, thought, and energy you put into your puppies socialisation now will form lifelong habits and have lasting effects on your adult dog’s behaviour, even if you have other family dogs.

 

Raising and training a confident, friendly, and well-mannered lifelong companion takes more than just a commitment to attending a few puppy classes.

 

Puppies develop into dogs very quickly. Your young pup will go through many stages in his / her first year and we’re here to guide you through all of them with the goal of producing a happy, friendly, responsive and well-adjusted companion dog you can take anywhere.

 

Our puppy courses are specifically designed to quickly start your pup off on the right paw and to make sure early training and socialisation sticks through your dog's adolescence by becoming effortlessly integrated into your ongoing daily routine.

 

We will take you through all the essential puppy training exercises and your pup can enjoy socialising and learning in a natural environment.  All our puppy training takes places outdoors in the real world in relaxed park like settings.  We also have a dedicated and fully enclosed training field well away from any roads for safe recall practice.   With us, training, socialisation, physical exercise and mental stimulation are brought together to help your pup grow into a beautiful and well balanced adult family dog. 

 

We take part in many dog sports with our own dogs so if you happen to also aspire to train advanced behaviours, compete one day or have the ultimate outdoor companion - The Adventure Dog! we are with you all the way!

 

The courses are accompanied by lots of class handouts and other great content delivered via email throughout the course with comprehensive step-by-step guides for simple exercises to guide your daily practice.  You’ll be simply amazed at what you can achieve with your pup!

 

Our dog training methods are always both dog and family friendly and we really look forward to meeting you soon.

 

 

Puppy Training 1

For puppies up to 18 weeks old.

 

Puppy Training 1 is so much fun!

 

Classes focus on positive socialisation with other dogs and people, confidence building, calming and handling, handler focus and attention, basic obedience skills (come, sit, down, stand, stay, heel and walk nicely on lead).

 

Requirements: 

Age: less than 18 weeks of age at the start date of class.

 

Vaccination:

Your vet needed to have cleared your pup to go outside and mix with other vaccinated puppies.  You will need to bring proof of vaccination to the first class.

 

Length: 

This course is five sessions. Each session is approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour long.

 

Venue:

Grafham Water, PE28 0BU

 

 

 

Puppy Training 2

To keep your puppy socialised, friendly and responsive right through adolescence.

 

Early puppy training is as easy as it is enjoyable. Much more challenging though, is to ensure that your puppy maintains bite inhibition, remains socialised and friendly to other dogs and people, and continues to pay heed to your instructions while working through adolescence.

 

Puppy 2 will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and responsive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-leash, and at a distance.

 

Requirements: 

Pre-requisite: Puppies must have graduated from the Puppy I class here or equivalent elsewhere. Ideally Puppy 2 will be taken within at least 4 months of completing your Puppy I class. 

 

Age: 19 weeks to 1 year old at the start of class.

 

Vaccination:

Up-to-date full vaccination is required.

 

 

 

Venue:

Grafham Water, PE28 0BU

 

 

 

 

Puppy Playtimes

Playtimes build socialisation skills and are a great way for your puppy to learn bite inhibition and become comfortable with different kinds of dogs, all while doing what dogs love to do: play, pounce, run, and roll in the grass!  

 

It’s also great fun for their humans!

 

  • Chat with other puppy owners coming to classes,
  • Watch your pup interact with others and learn to read their body language,
  • Understand more about appropriate puppy play and when you need to intervene,
  • Get an opportunity to ask any questions you have about your pups behaviour.
  • A very happy, well socialised and tired out puppy for the rest of the day – PRICELESS!!!

 

We incorporate free play times in all our puppy courses once the puppies have got to know each other and so have we so we can match size, age, temperament and play style.

 

There are no extra charges for puppy play sessions, they are included in our puppy courses free of charge :-)



Booking your Puppy class couldn't be easier!

Many thanks for selecting us to help with your puppy training!  Please read the enrolment instructions below carefully:

 

You need to do BOTH steps below to reserve your place on a course, that is - complete the enrolment form and send your payment.  In fairness to all our lovely clients we cannot accept reservations without payment in full as the courses are so popular.  (The full course fee is refundable prior to your first attendance.)

 

 

STEP 1

Please fill in the online enrollment form below making sure the correct course is selected from the drop down list of course options then click the blue send button to send your form to us.  

 

STEP 2

Send us your payment by clicking on the Buy Now button and follow the checkout process.  All course fees are refundable in full prior to the course commencing. Once the course starts however no refunds are available.

 

You will receive a payment receipt and we will send you a further email with course confirmation, directions to the venue and details of what to bring and any other requirements.

 

If you have any other questions in the meantime please don't hesitate to contact us!

We love to hear from you :-) 

 

 

PUPPY COURSE - ENROLMENT FORM:

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


PUPPY COURSE BOOKING - PAYMENT STEP:

Puppy Training and Socialisation Course - 5 weeks on a Sunday morning. Puppy 1 at 11.00am, Puppy 2 at 12.00pm

Puppy 1 for puppies 10 - 18 weeks old, full vaccination required. 

Puppy 2 for Puppy 1 graduates =>18 weeks old, full vaccination required.

£60.00

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Once you have sent your form and payment, that's it, you're done and we will be in touch very soon to confirm your place and send you full joining instructions.

 

Thank you once again and we look forward to meeting you soon.